My Legs Are Bowed, What Should I do?
Because of your bowed legs, you don’t dare to wear skirts or dresses, and you feel that it undermines your femininity?
You have this deformity and don’t know. What can be done to make things right. Do we have to undergo the necessary surgical operation?
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I have bowed legs: what does that mean exactly?
You have a genu varum, which is a deviation of the knee and the leg’s axis inward.
Your knees touch each other very quickly, but not your ankles, which stay very far from each other.
Beyond the aesthetic aspect, the risk of having bowed legs is to see pain appear because the knees do not function normally, which wears them out.
Ligaments help hold the joint together. In a genu varum, it is the internal lateral ligaments that suffer. Very quickly, the bones are no longer protected. Which increases the risk of osteoarthritis.
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My legs are bowed: the solutions.
Babies often have bowed legs when they are born. However, as they grow, they straighten up naturally, without requiring intervention.When this problem continues during childhood, the simple act of wearing orthopedic insoles is sufficient, most of the time, to restore the overall axis of the knees to normal.
If unfortunately, you were not fortunate enough to notice this condition when you were a child, you only have one solution: to have an operation. This surgical procedure is called an osteotomy.
It consists of correcting the alignment of the knees. And rebalancing the various pressures. It is subjected to result the pain is relieved. And osteoarthritis stops spreading.
My legs are bowed: what if I stop complexing?
You will understand, at this point, surgery is the only way to get your knees back on the right axis.
If your situation is stable and your pain is almost nonexistent or bearable, there is no rush.
Do not hesitate to seek advice from a specialist. And then, in the meantime, know that many stars like Kate Moss suffer from bow legs.
But does that prevent them from being beautiful? Not at all! Take the seed from it and highlight your other strengths to compensate.
Keep in mind that no one is perfect and that you certainly have other qualities envied by you.
Genu varum (or bowed legs)
Genu varum is a condition that affects the knees; They are turned outward from the axis of the leg. The ankles are touching while there is a gap between the knees. They say the portions are arched. The opposite of this pathology is the genu valgum. With a genu called varum, the foot has more significant external support.
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Cause of a genu varum
It is often present in young children, and it goes away with growth. During a genu varum, the child tends to fall. Because his feet get caught up in each other when he wants to run. In adults, we often notice pain on the inner side of the knee. The cause of a genu varum remains unknown. However, the intensive practice of horseback riding certainly promotes this pathology.
With age, genu varum can become painful because the knee’s pressure is not in the usual place. The inner edge of the knee is more stressed. The cartilage will therefore wear down, creating friction in the knee bone. This phenomenon will promote the onset of osteoarthritis. The knee joint causes the leg’s axis to deviate inward, hence the term varus (turns in).
Orthopedic insole for genu varum
Before wearing a genu varum orthopedic insole, you should make sure that your foot is deformed. That is to say, it presses more outward (external wear of the shoe). Otherwise, the soles will not affect. The purpose of the sole is to re-center the foot to limit pain in the knee. The orthopedic insole for this pathology will consist of a posterior cork pronator element to correct the foot. The sole thickness is 6mm.
The average time to become fully used to orthotic insoles is about ten days. We are at your entire disposal should you have any doubts or questions regarding this pathology.